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Position: Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian
Department: Research Support Services
Research Specialist
  • Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Disability Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Indigenous Studies

Degrees: Master of Arts (History (Carleton University), Master of Library and Information Science (University of Alberta), Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning (University of British Columbia)

Martha Attridge Bufton is the Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian in Research Support Services at the Carleton University Library.

As an historian, she researches in the areas of labour and women’s history. In particular, she is interested in the intersections of class and gender in the mobilization of white-collar workers. Her short documentary film, Women at the bargaining table. White-collar unionization at Carleton University, tells the story of unionism at Carleton in the 1970s, with a focus on five women who took leadership roles in this movement.

Her research interests in library and information science include culturally responsive instruction, game-based learning, and digital humanities.

Martha is an affiliate of the Carleton Centre for Public History and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University.


“Play your cards right: An information literacy card game for undergrads”. (2020). In Ellyssa Valenti (Kroski), (Ed.), 52 Ready-to-use gaming programs for libraries, American Library Association. (2020). Co-authored with Colin Harkness and Ryan Tucci.

“A “honey” of a union deal: Gender and status in the labour action of Carleton University librarians, 1948–1975”. (2014). In Mary Kandiuk and Jennifer Dekker (Eds.), In solidarity: Academic librarian labour activism and union participation in Canada, Library Juice Press.

“Fair play or foul. Deborah Ann Norton”. In Memories, mementoes, memorabilia.1808 school days past 1808 – 1965. (2014). North Grenville Historical Society (commissioned work).


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